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Kogi 2019: Wada begs for 2nd term

July 7, 2019 Admin III 0

Former governor of Kogi state Capt. Idris Wada said he has decided to join the race for the governorship election because of the gross lack of infrastructure and depressing economic plight of the people. Capt Wada stated this over the weekend when he formally declared his intention to contest the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read More

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Gombe politics and the phenomenal Dankwambo

June 23, 2019 Admin III 0

In his write up with the title: When is it good to be poor? published in major newspapers on May, 20, 2013, the former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Tonnie Iredia, a nonpartisan professional, said, Let us take a look at Gombe state which is no doubt poor. “It is the second from the bottom in the Read More

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Burning billions in the name of gas flaring

June 19, 2019 Admin III 0

Despite the fact that the federal government has vowed to end gas flaring in the Niger Delta region, not much seems to have changed as oil companies have continued to flare gas unabated; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Gas flaring is the burning of natural gas that is associated with crude oil when it is pumped up from the ground. In petroleum-producing areas where insufficient investment was Read More

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We’ll concentrate on infrastructural provision – NEDC

June 12, 2019 Admin III 0

The Managing Director/chief Executive Officer, North East Development Commission NEDC), Mr. Mohammed Goni Alkali has said the Commission will concentrate on the provision of infrastructure to encourage those that fled their communities to return home. Mr. Alkali, said this while fielding questions from journalists after the Vice Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative handover its duties to the Read More

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GenCos release 3,919MW of electricity

June 6, 2019 Admin III 0

Electricity Generating Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations released an average of 3, 919 MegaWatts (MW) of power into the national grid on Monday, a daily energy report has said. The report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More

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Quality infrastructure, policies key to achieving econ diversification – LCCI

June 3, 2019 Admin III 0

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said that for Nigeria bid for economic diversification to succeed the government needed to embark on provision of quality infrastructure, policy and institution. In a statement signed by its Director General Mudal Yusuf the Chamber said “Three critical factors are crucial to drive economic diversification in the Nigerian economy. These are the quality Read More

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FG spent N3.5trn on infrastructure in 3 years – Osinbajo

April 30, 2019 Admin III 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday that the federal government has spent N3.5 trillion on infrastructure in the blast three years.  Osinbajo said this when he spoke at the first Nigeria-UK Economic Development Forum (EDF) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  “We have taken these challenges as opportunities and have made the extensive build-out of modern infrastructure (both hard and Read More

Milani Exotic Rental lists benefits of its private jet charter services

April 15, 2019 Bode Olagoke 0

Milani Exotic Car Rental has established itself as Atlanta’s leading private jet charter service with service to hundreds of destinations at affordable rates. The company stands shoulder-high among peers in the business of jet charter services Within 30 miles radius of DeKalb-Peachtree or Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Atlanta their representatives are on standby to ensure an elite Atlanta chartered jet experience. Recently, Read More

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Stability critical to efficient resource management – Buhari

March 28, 2019 Admin III 0

Without social, political and economic stability, it would be difficult for any country to effectively manage its resources, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday. The president said this when he received the Special Envoy of the President of Republic of Congo, Mr Jean Claude Gakosso, at State House in Abuja. “Stability is critical, if a country would manage its resources effectively. Read More

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We’ll prosecute those who spent $16bn power without result — Buhari

February 13, 2019 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buahri said on Wednesday that if re-elected for a second term, he would prosecute those who spent over $16 billion on power under the previous administrations without anything on ground to show for it.  The president said this at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Abuja. “There was no power under the previous Read More

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Nigeria’s dysfunctional public utilities

February 11, 2019 Admin III 0

Water no dey, light no dey…artificial intelligence nko, abeg no make me laugh Artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies (ET) are poised to transform modern societies in profound ways. As with electricity in the last century, AI is an enabling technology that will animate everyday products and communications, endowing everything from cars to cameras with the ability to interact with Read More

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21 political parties adopt Nyako as guber candidate

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The public acceptance of African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in Adamawa state Senator Abdulaziz Nyako may have increased following his adoption by 21 political parties, who want him to step up to the higher level as governor. The parties, which endorsed his candidature yesterday in a colourful ceremony included The United People’s Congress (UPC), African Peoples Alliance (APA) Democratic Read More

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Group vows to support Buhari with 10m votes

January 17, 2019 Admin III 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Coalition of Buhari/Osibajo Movement (COBOM) has promised to mobilize no less than 10 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari. It’s National Coordinator, Augustine Esiekpe, said this yesterday in Abuja at the inauguration of new excos and inauguration of Coordinators of 36 states including the FCT. According to him, the group believes in a better Read More

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Abuja Airport wins 2018 ACI Safety Award

September 21, 2018 Admin III 0

Airports Council International (ACI), Africa Region has conferred ‘the best improved airport safety’ award on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. The general manager, corporate affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said in a statement that the airport emerged the winner of the category following an extensive evaluation process that considered entries from Read More

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NECA blames overstretched infrastructure for Apapa gridlock

August 3, 2018 Admin III 0

The Director- General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Olusegun Oshinowo, has blamed the perennial gridlock in Apapa on overstretched infrastructure. Oshinowo who spoke in Lagos, said that growth rate was not factored early enough to keep up with growth and development. “Population is going up and investors are coming into the country to take advantage of opportunities, so Read More

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Etsu Nupe blasts Niger on infrastructure decay

March 15, 2018 Admin III 0

Etsu Nupe and chairman of the Niger state Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has lambasted government for the underdevelopment of the state. According to him, almost all infrastructure, including roads, have collapsed to the detriment of the people. The monarch stated this yesterday at his Wadata Palace when he received in audience a new sociopolitical group of indigenous Read More

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Port operators lampoon FG over roads

February 23, 2018 Admin III 0

  Port operators and commuters have bemoaned what they tagged the federal government lip service to end the deplorable state of infrastructure at Nigerian ports. Recently, maritime workers threatened to down tool over the gridlock on Apapa ports road caused by poor road network and excesses of trailer drivers that have turned the road to their parking arena. The concerned Read More

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FG won’t fund elections with capital budget – Osinbajo

February 12, 2018 Admin III 0

The federal government’s has insisted that it would not divert funds meant for capital project to prosecute for the 2019 general elections. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who gave the assurance when he delivered a lecture at the National Defence College (NDC) Course 26 participants on Friday in Abuja added that capital budget would be strictly deployed to fund infrastructural Read More

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Nigeria should deepen economic ties with China – Kayode

February 6, 2018 Admin III 0

By Donald Iorchir Abuja The President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode has described the economic and diplomatic ties with China and Nigeria as one that has impacted positively on both nations emphasizing that it must be maintained. The ACCI president who spoke during the week at the Annual Reception held by the Chinese Economic Read More

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We’ll revoke undeveloped plots – AMMC boss

January 9, 2018 Admin III 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuiabu has stated that the administration has resolved to revoke plots that have not been developed two years after provision of infrastructure has been carried out. He disclosed this while responding to journalists during removal of illegal structures around Zuba interchange, he specifically gave the owner of an empty Read More

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Buhari’s broadcast not diversionary – APC

January 3, 2018 Admin III 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has decried criticism that have trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year broadcast, saying it was not diversionary. Okechukwu, who expressed shock over the harsh criticisms of the New Year speech by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Read More

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Corruption: A monster we must all fight, By Uzoma Ezenwa

December 22, 2017 Admin III 0

In Nigeria, corruption is worse than cancer. It is a monster that has been consuming all that crosses its part. Jose Uqaz, chair of Transparency International, while presenting the 2016 Corruption Perception Index said: “In too many countries, people are deprived of their most basic needs and go to bed hungry every night because of corruption, while the powerful and Read More

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NSIA partners PFAs, Insurance coys on NIDF

December 22, 2017 Admin III 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has disclosed that it would participate with pension funds managers and life insurance companies to participate in the Series II round of capital raising for CHD NIDF that closes in December 2017. An initial capital investment of N500 billion was made by NSIA in partnership with 15 other investors. The Read More

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PFAs investment in infrastructure hits N5.38bn

December 6, 2017 Admin III 0

By David Agba Abuja Investments by Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in infrastructure in the country has reached N5.38 billion, the Chairman, Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria, Mr. Eguarehide Longe has said. This is just as the National Pension Commission (PenCom), disclosed that the total assets under the management of the Contributory Pension Scheme rose to N7.09tn at the end Read More

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NASFAT lauds Ambode on religious tolerance

December 1, 2017 Admin III 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society (NASFAT) yesterday, commended Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for displaying high level of religious tolerance since assuming office two and half years ago, saying the development has brought about peace and harmony among the religious groups in the state. National President of NASFAT, Alhaji Kamil Abayomi Abolarinwa, who stated this when he led Read More